Acetylene is a flammable gas produced by reacting calcium carbide with water or as a secondary product from ethylene production. Acetylene is dissolved in a solvent in specially designed cylinders filled with a porous mass. Since the gas is dissolved into the mass, it is sometimes called 'dissolved acetylene'.
The exceptionally high flame temperature of acetylene (3100°C) makes it ideal for oxy-acetylene cutting, heat treating and torch brazing. It can also be used in analytical laboratories for organic synthesis and as a flame gas in analytical techniques such as Atomic Absorption (AA) Spectroscopy. Sometimes it is used for chemically-induced flower production.
Air Products offers acetylene gas in a variety of purities and in various modes of supply around the world ranging from cylinders to manifolded packs.
What should I do if I have a problem with my acetylene cylinder?
Air Products can help you determine the most economical supply option for your particular application and geographic location. Industrial gases are typically provided in gaseous and liquid form through a variety of supply systems.
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